Waiting on God – An Advent Practice

Waiting on God - An Advent Practice

I used to believe the month of December lasted longer than all the other months put together. I was hard-wired to look forward to Christmas Day as a child. The waiting was nearly impossible. Waiting is never easy. It doesn’t matter whether you’re waiting for Christmas, a baby to arrive, or medical results, time slows … Read more

Jesus’ Dysfunctional Family – Why Jesus’ Family Tree is an Invitation for You.

Over the past few years shows about family trees have become popular. It doesn’t surprise me. People love hearing stories. TV shows about ancestry not only tell stories of, let’s face it, interesting people, but also help connect people into a story. I’ve heard that adopted children want to know who their birth parents are. … Read more

Music in Syria Reflects the Gospel

I hope you didn’t miss this news story last week.  The Russian Mariinsky Orchestra performed an outdoor concert in the ruins of Palmyra, Syria.  Palmyra is a heritage listed archaeological site which was liberated from ISIS.  It is a place where mass executions had been held.  It’s liberation and the subsequent concert is so significant because it … Read more

Depression – The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned From My Experience

Depression is one of the most common mental health issues.  Approximately 1 out of every 6 people will experience depression at some point in their life.  Often the results are significant and, in the extreme, may lead toward suicide.  It would be good if Christians were immune to experiencing depression but we are not.  I know … Read more